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A New Iron Industry as an
growth of the Exposition.
PORTABLE STRUCTURES HEEDED.
World's Fair Committee Interested
WHI BUTCHERS EEEP TO OLD PEICES
Office of Pittsbubq Dispatch, i
Tcesdat, August IS, 1SS9. J
The followinc is from the New York World
of August 8,and ig from Mayor Grant's mail,
being a portion of a letter from one of onr
best known citizens:
Valuable suggestions were made by B. 8.
Marvin, President of the Western Pennsyl
vania Exposition Society,
In bis letter Mr. Marvin says:
"Pittsburg manufacturers are particularly
well prepared to construct the necessary class
of buildings, and it has occurred to me that the
buildings that New York will require are prob
ably not permanent buildings, and that the iron
structure which could be considered portable
would suit your requirements better than
almost anything else you could think of."
Mr. Marvin's attention being called to-day to
this item in the New York World, said: "I be
lieve that we are to have a new industry devel
oped as an outgrowth of the Pittsburg Exposi
tion movement, namely, the construction of
portable iron buildings which can be used
temporarily for exhibits and then nsed for
other purposes, such as warehouses, mills and
depots. The buildings used at the Philadelphia
Centennial were practically useless after the
Exposition. Being constructed mostly of wood
and glass, they were of little value after they
had accomplished their original purpose. Our
Machinery Hall, whicn is now in progress of
construction, is like feolomon's temple, going up
without sound of hammer. Iron, glass and
slate are the only articles that enter into the
construction of this building. Everything is
joined together with bolts and nuts and the
building can, at any time, be taken apart at
small expense and utilized for other purposes.
"The slates on the roof which are to be fast
ened with copper rods can be used on other
buildings with a loss of not over 15 per cent on
their original cost. Our Machinery Hall can
be taken apart at any time at comparatively
small expense and transported to boutb Amer
ica or the Far West, there to be usa for mills,
storehouses or depots. I wroto to Major
Grant, of New York, advising that in the con
struction rf buildings for the New York
World's Fair the plan of portable buildings be
adopted,anl am p teased to receive so favorable
a response. It would be a great gratification If
out of our Pitt'burg Exposition a new industry
should be develoDed.as I believe it will, namely,
that of constructing such portable buildings as
Machinery Hall. And one thing is certain,
there is no place in the country as well pre
pared to avail itself of the advantages from
this industry as Pittsburg. Of course, we have
been making structural iron here lor years and
have the lead in this line, but to construct en
tire buildings outright, in a manner that they
can be taken down with small loss and utilized
elsewhere, is a new feature, which promises to
be developed as an outgrowth of our Exposi
tion. Live Slock From Batchers' Standpoint.
There being general complaint that butchers
have failed to reduce prices with the fall of
live stock, an old-time butcher of Diamond
market was interviewed recently, with the fol
lowing result. Said he: "When I paid as high
as lOJc for cattle I made more money than
now when I Day 4a In those days business
was brisk, there was little competition, and all
parts of the beef sold readily.
'In war times we received lie for tallow and
12c for hides. Now tallow is 2c to 3c and
bides onlv bring Tc to 8c Calf skins are re
duced still more. When bides brought 12c
there was not the close trimming there is now.
Horns and tails were weighed, which gave the
butcher an advantage of 15 pounds, at least,
over the present arrangement.
"In those dajs of high priced cattle we could
easily get 12c per pound for rough meat, while
nowwesellatoc, witn some parts as low as
2Kc Western dressed beef has. in the past
ten years, come into sharp competition with
the butcher trade, and a multitude of corner
poceries are now keeping fresh meats to the
loss of regular butchers. The choice parts of a
1.300-pound beer, for which we get 15 to 20c per
paonrfi will not be above 120 pounds In weight.
The average cost to us is 8c per pound for the
carcase. A large portion we sell under that
figure. The fancy cuts which we sell at 20c are
a very small proportion of the beef, and there
was actually more money in the butcher trade
when we paid 8 to 10c for live cattle than now,
wben we pay less than be"
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
The Condition of Business at (he East Libert?
Oi fick of Pittsburg Dispatch, 1 .
Tuesday. August 13. 1889. J
Cattle Receipts, 260 head; shipments, 360
bead: market about same as yesterday's prices.
No cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hoos Receipts. L300 Dead; shipments, 600
bead; market slow at Monday's prices; light
Yorkers, H 801 90; common. 4 65Q4 70; medium
and light Phlladclnhias. S4 65ffi4 70: irrassrrs
S4 50Q4 60; 4 cars of hogs shipped to New York'
Sueep Receipt. 1,600 head; shipments. 1,000
bead: market active and closing at yesterday's
New York Beeves Receipts 760 bead, in
eluding 33 carloads for exportation and 14 car
loads for home trade slaughterers direct; no
market for beeves; quiet but firm for dressed
beef at 6Vi7J.fcfornativesldes.and at 4Jj6c for
Texas and Colorado stock. To day's Liverpool
cable quotes American refrigerator beef steady
at SJfc per pound. Exports to-day, 260
beeves and 2,000 quarters of beer. Calves Re
ceipts, 2S0 head; quoted steady at 56ic per
pound for veals. 3K4Kc for mixed lots and
Vx for grassers and buttermilks. Sheep
Receipts, 5,600 head; slow trade at unchanged
prices, with 15 car loads to sell after closing
hour. Sheep ranged from 4c to Rf c per pound;
Iamb from 6s to TKc Ho;-Receipts, 4,600
head: none offered alive; nominally steady at
H 7CQ5 10.
Kansas Crnr Cattle Receipts. 7,743 head;
shipments, 4.170 head; good of all classes; market
strong and active; native and dressed beef steers
10c higher; Texas bteady to strong; common
weak; cows strong; Blockers and feeding steers
firm; good to choice corn-fed steers. $4 004 25;
common to medinm. $3 C0U3 75, stockers and
feeding steers fl 603 10; cows. 1 502 65;
grass range steers SI 753 00. Hogs Receipts,
4,896 head; shipments, 642 head; market weak
and 5010c lower: good to choice light, $4 80
64 42J; heavv and mixed. J3 954 22. Sheep
Receipts, 1,049 head: shipments, none: market
cicauj; goou to cnoice muttons, S3 ToQl 00:
common to modiuni, 12 503 0.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 10,000 head;shlp
ments, 4,800 head; market strong for good;
others weak; beeves. $4 454 65: steers, S3 50
i 50; stockers and feedprs. $2 003 20- cows
SI 7 bulls and mixed, SI 003 00; Texas cattle'
53 20; natives, half breed. $3 303 90.
Hogs Receipts, 14,000 head; shipments. 6,000
head: market slow, averaging 5c lower; mixed
U I01 25, heavy. S3 954 25; light, S4 30
4 75: skip. J3 504 50. Sheep Receipts. 6,000
head: shipments. 2,000 head: market steady:
natives, S3 504 75: Texans. S3 C04 15; West
erns, $3 60g4 20: lambs, H 75Q6 00.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 3.800 head: ship
ments. 400 heaa; market active with de
mand exceeding supply; choice steers, $404 50:
fairtocooddo. $3 25gU 90; stockers and feed
ers, S2Q2 75: corn fed, Texans S2 503; grw
fed. S2fj2 75; native cows and heifers, $1 750
2 50. Hoes Receipts. 2,900 head: shipments.
404 50: light S4 40Q4 55: packing. S4 15
. ?he? Receipts. 3,200 head; ship
raents, 5.400 head; market active and strong:
native S44 75; southwest mixed, S3 253 80.
Philadelphia-WooI is quiet and un
changed. New York Wool steady and quiet: do
mestic fleece. 3239c; pulled, 2341c; Texas,
St. Louis-Receipts, 16,365 pounds; demand
light, and market quiet In consequence.
Rostov There has been a very moderate
demand for wool, and prices are more or less
in favor of buyers. To move large lines con
cessions would bo granted by dealers, but for
small lots previous prices are being obtained.
Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces have been very
quiet, with sales ofXat33Sic. XX at 3435c
and No. 1 at 38c Michigan X fleeces move
slowly at 32c Combing and delaine fleeces are
in moderate request, with No. 1 combine
selling at 40c: unwashed combings at 2830c:
Ohio fine delaine at 36c, and Michigan flno de
laine at 3435c Some choice Montana wool
sells at 2o-!Gc, but the principal sales of Terri
tory wool are at 1920c Texas, California and
Oregon wools are quiet, but steady, in pulled
wools there have been sales of super at 3339c,
and extra at 2528c Torrlgn wools of all kinds
are-firm under strong advices from abroad.
New York Pig Iron quiet. Copper firm
and dull; lake, S12; Q. M. copper, S3 50. Lead
steady, closing with an improved tendency;
domestic S3 8 Tin stronger but quiet:
straits, 120 40; November, S20 20. '
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Wkent Downed bj tbo Bcalploe Crowd, bnt
Unities nnd Recovers Last Ground
Higher Prices Established in
Corn and Oats flog
Chicago Early influences were depress
ing in the wheat market to-day, and
opening figures for future's were Jc under yes
terday's closing. The Inspection sheet showed
56 cars of wheat more than estimated, and ar
rivals of spring are enlarging. Early cables
were dull with prices reported as tending down
for American wheat, and the scalping crowd
here started in evidently with the intention of
raiding the market. In this they were not suc
cessful, as prices only receded a small fraction
below the opening quotations, when a stronger
tone "was developed, and under promiscuous
and general, though scattering buying the
market turned np and the lost ground was fully
recovered. During the last half of the session
fluctuations were inconsequential, and closing
figures were within a of yesterday's latest
bids for December.
Corn was fairly active and firmer, higher
prices being established. The advance was due
largely to the operations of a prominent local
operator, whose purchases of September and
May. especially the former, put prices up,
offerings being only moderate. Reports of wet
weather, the active cash demand and covering
by local shorts also created a firm feeling. The
market opened at about the closing of yester
day, was. firm and gradually advanced Jc,
eased off iiXc ruled firm and closed Ji&
higher than yesterday.
A decidedly better feeling developed in oats
and a higher range of prices was recorded, the
advance being Xc, which was partly main
tained until the close. The improvement was
due to smaller arrivals than expected estimates
of a lighter run to-morrow and also to wet
Quite a business was done in pork, and the
feeling was unsettled with prices irregular.
Eirly sales were made at 67c advance, but a
weaker feeling developed and prices receded
230c Near the close prices rallied 25c,
and the market closed easy.
Trading was quite active in the lard market,
and prices ruled somewhat irregular. Early
the market showed considerable strength
undei the imnression that an Eastern syndicate
controlled the product, and prices were well
maintained temporarily with fair buying by
shorts. Later the offerings were enlareed
somewhat and the feeling was easier, and prices
receded 57c. Near the close the market
was steady and prices rallied slightly.
A brisk business was transacted Jn short ribs.
The feeling was easy during the great portion
of the day and prices declined 101212c
and closed rather quiet.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2, September. 75M075J75
75Jic: December, 77J7877K7?lc: year.
V5&7tf 75X75Xc May. 824!i2K!S2e8
Coek No. 2, Seotember. 3oS35JieJ5354c;
October, 33U3535e35Kc; December. 3i
3oUy,3x; May. T.&Sic
Oats No. 2, September. 2020K2C
20Jc: October. 20)420620ki0c; Decem
Mess Pork, per bbt September. S10 37K
610 37KQ10 O7K01O Y2H October. S10 100
10 12k6987Ja 95: January, J9 6509 6a
Lard, per 100 Bs. September, 6376 40
6 306 30; October, to J56 356 2o6 ,2s;
January, IS 005 92
Short Ribs, per 1U0 As. September. $5 32
65 J25 205 25; October, S3 275 27&
5 205 25; January. 54 S&4 85-
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
quiet and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat.
76K77c; No. 3 spring wheat, 70&Vci No- 2
red. 77c jo. z corn. 2btfgc. no. z oats,
20Jc Nc2rye. 4242Kc No. 2 barley, nom
inal No. 1 flaxseed. 1 211 21K- Prime tim
othy seed, SI 4J1 43. Mess pork, per barrel.
S10 1010 15. Lard, per 100 pounds, SO 3a Short
rib sides (loose), $5 2005 3a Dry salted Seoul
clcrs (boxed), S4 87K&5 (XL Short clear sides
(boxed), $5 755 8. Sugars unchanged.
Receipts Flour, 12.0UU barrels; wheat, 170.000
bushels: corn. 386.000 bushels: oats. 312.000
bushels; rye, 6.000 bushels; barley, none. Ship
ments Flonr, 10,000 barrels: wheat, 222,000 bush
els; corn. 134,000 bushels; oats, 166,000 bushels;
rye. 18.000 bushels; barley, 1,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was active; fancy creamery, 1618c;
fine, 1314c: finest dairies, 11012c; fair to good,
New York Flour dull and heavy. Wheat
Spot stronger: moderate business; chiefly ex
port; options dull and irregular, closing barely
steady. Rye steady and quiet; western, 51
52c Barley malt quiet. Corn Spot H:
higher on scarcity; options more active and
stronger. Oats Spot fairly active; whites
weak: mixed firm: options quiet and firmer.
Hay in good demand and firm. Hops quiet
and weak. Coffee Options opened steady and
unchanged to 5 points down, and dosed firm
and unchanged to 5 points1 down-to 5 points np;
sales, 35,500 bags, including August, 15.25c;
September, 15.2515.35c; October, 15.30
15.40c; November. 15.40c; December, 15.35
15.45c: January. 15.3515.40c; February. 15.40
15l50c; March, 15.40lo.50c; Mav. 15.4515.55c;
spot Rio steady; fair cargoes, lfcjc
Sugar Raw quiet, weak and lower; fair rehn
lng, &4c; centrifugals. 98 test, 7c; salos. 10,000
bags; centrifugals, 96 test, 7c: 2.000 bags of
molasses sugar. 5Jic 87 test; refined dull and
weak. Molasses Foreign dull: New Orleans
quiet. Rice steady. Cottonseed oil steady and
quiet. Tallow weak: dty. S2 for packings. 4e
asked. Rosin weak and quiet; strained, com
mon to eood. SI GUiBl One Tnrnentlnn flrn.
and quiet at 43K44c; sales. 150 barrels. Eggs
firm and in fair demand; western, 1617c; re
ceipts, 5,889 packages. Pork weak and quiet.
Mess, inspected, S12 0015 50: mess, unin
spected, Sll 7512 00; extra prime. 811 00. Cut
meats dull and easy; pickled bellies, 7Kc;
pickled ham, 105iIl!c: pickled shoulders, 5c;
sales light smoking bellies. 10c; middles quiet:
short clear, S6 25. Lard Options closed 46
points down, with a fair business: western
steam qnoted at S 676 70; sales of 100
tierces, $6 87K; 250 tierces, next week. S6 TM;
sales, September, S6 706 72: October, S 67
6 70; December. S6 33: January, S6 30. Butter
3uiet and firm for fancy creamery; western
airy, 912Uc: do creamery, lI17Kc; do fao
tory, 8124c Cheese qoiet and steady; west
Philadelphia Flour dull and weak for
all descriptions except choice old winter wheats,
which were scarce and firm. Wheat quiet and
export demand continued light, but prices of
options are steady; rejected grain, in depot,
flic; do, in export elevator. 79c; steamer Ko.2
red. In export elevator, 81Kc: No. 2 red, in do,
83Kcc: No. 2 red, Auguot, WQSJKc: Septem
ber. 82S3c; October, 8J)&4c; November, 84
84Hc Corn opened weak, with near futures
Kc lower, but the decline was subsequently
recovered and the market closed firm; specula
tion quiet; No. 2 mixed, in Twentieth street
elevator, 45c: No. 2 mixed and high mixed on
track, 4545Kc: No. 2 high mixed in Twentieth
street elevator, 45Xc: No. 2 yellow in grain
5Jic lower; No. 2 mixed. 29ic; No. 3 white
on track. 32c; No. 2 white, 33Ji33c: ao
choice, 34c: futures quiet, but a shade firmer
No. 2 .white, August. 30K31c; September.
29K30c: October. 30Ji3oc; November. 30
31c Efrgs firm; Pennsylvania firsts, 16K17c
St Louis Flour active but quotably un
changed. Wheat, after a slight display of
weakness early on dull and lower cables, the
market tnrned firm and gradually advanced,
the demand finding little for sale. There was
a eaker feeling later and the close was about
me same as yesterday, except August, which
was Ho higher; No. 2 red, cash, 7SJi74c;
August, 737Jc closed at 735c asked. Sep
ISPS!:.7374. closed at 73c; December,
&K6Kc closed at76Kc; May, 81f81Kc
e'od at 81jj,c Corn higher; No. 2 mixed!
cash, 33c bid; Augnst.32Jgc closed at 32Vc bid;
September. 3232c closed at 32Mc asked;
I 2f.XvziV. y' turacu at ."c lueu; .uecemoer,
8!K31Je. closed at 31c asked: May, 34Kc
cioaea at M c asked. Oats better but weak;
No. 2 cash. 19c; August, 19c bid; September,.
19Jic bid; May closed at 23$f 23c asked. Rye
dull at 3Sc Flaxseed steadier; cash, SI 19:
August and September, SI 18 bid.
CIKCIMTATI Flour quiet. Wheat steady;
No. 2 red. 76c: receipts, 34.000 bushels; ship
ments, 15,000 bushels. Corn firm; No. 2 mixed.
3S3SJc Oats quiet; No. 2 mixed, 20K205c
Rye quiet: No. 2, 44c Pork weaker at SU 25.
Lard weak and lower at SO 07. Bulkmeats
dull; short rib, $5 555 10. Bacon easy: short
ciear, to ouigo ox tanner ana, ougar steady
Eggs strong and higher at 1212c Cheese
Milwaukee Flour unchanged. Wheat
quiet; cash and September, 75c Com steady
No. 3, 35K30c Oats dull; No. 2 white, 2iU
25c Rje quiet: No. 1. 43c Barley firm
September, 59c bid. Provisions easy. Pork.
CtsctKSATt Hogs In fair demand and
strong; common and light. S3 754 75; packimr
and butchers, S4 404 6X Receipts. L2o3
head: shipments, 600 head.
Baltimore Provisions dull. Butter steady
creamery, 1617c Eggs firm; fresh, 1415c
Toledo Cloverseed dull: October. i an.
November, S4 a "
Nzrw Yobk, August IS. Bleached cottons
are fairly active, and there is a good request
for fine brown cottons. The tone of the cotton
goods market is slightly firmer. Clothln"
woolens are meeting with extended sale, but
buyers are conservative. There is a better
feeling as to casslmeres and more doing in
goods previously neglected. Low priced fancy
and piece-dyed worsteds sell freely.
Finished goods And ready sale at f 102.
-The bcller of Thomas Anderson 4Co.'s
stave factory at Dawson. K)., exploded about
7 o'clock yesterday morning. James Jackson
was klllea and six otherj Tseriously tojured?
laton Menser and Dennis Purdy. who were
woonded, have since died. The cause of the
explosion Is unknown.
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A NEW ENTERPRISE.
Clay and Sawdust to Furnish Pitts
burg's Building Material.
SCHEME BACKED BI BIG MOHEY.
A Panic in Petroleum Which Knocked the
Props From Under the Market.
TEXAS W0EKS UP A EEAL ESTATE BOOM
Among the new and important enterprises
which will be launched here in a short time
is the Terra Cotta Lumber Company, capi
tal (100,000, which has just applied for a
charter. The object in view is to manu
facture what is called terra cotta lumber
ont of clay and sawdust, to be used for build
ing and flrcprooDDg. It makes a strong, dura
ble material, and can be cut and sawed as easily
as other lumber. It is said to combine the best
qualities of brick and ordinary terra cotta.
The company will not build works of its own,
but will arrange to have the manufacturing
done by one or more of the large brickyards In
the suburbs. The process is well covered by
patents. Although this kind of building ma
terial is extensively manufactured both East
and West, especially In Chicago, whose hun
dreds of houses have been built of it within the
past few months, it Is entirely new in Pitts
burg. W.D.Henry is President of the com
pany. The enterprise is backed by a number
of prominent citizens, who think they see mill
ions In It."
Prof. W. J. McQhee, of the Government
Geological Survey, thinks that the petroleum
of the future will De found on the western
slope of the Appalachian mountains, running
from Southern Pennsylvania through West
Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennes
see into Southern Alabama. This is a very
broad belt, and In the future will, he thinks,
yield enormons quantities of petroleum. There
are other isolated areas west of the Missouri
river in the Rocky Mountains which promise
well, though they are much smaller.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company Is put
ting the flnishingtouches to a handsome build
ing on Broadway. East Liberty stock yards,
which will be utilized for offices. Superin
tendent Allerton will occupy the second floor.
These and other improvements there go to
show that the talk about removing the stock
yards to WaU's station has a very small founda
tion of fact.
Pittsburg fruit dealers will receive Florida
oranges this year in a new kind of box. The
bead, instead of being solid, has a skeleton
frame and is covered with veneer. These boxes
are four pounds lighter than the old style solid
bead, are more easy to handle, and no more ex
pensive There will be a considerable saving
of wood over the old style box,lwhlch will be of
Guthrie, a town started in Oklahoma since
that Territory was opened up to settlers some
three or four months ago, now contains 15,000
inhabitants, 6 banks, 8 newspapers, 37 lumber
yards and hundreds of stores. This is a good
illustration of American energy and enterprise.
A Pittsburg gentleman who returned from a
visit to Texas a short time ago says real estate
interests in that State, so far as his observation
went, are manifesting a remarkable degree of
activity, and give promise of great results.
This boom is not confined to the cities and
towns, but affects the country districts also,
where many handsome farm bouses have been
lately finished or are In course of construction.
He thinks Texas is destined to achieve great
distinction as an agricultural and manufactur
ing State, coal and iron being abundant in
many parts. ,
According to the estimates of an agricultural
Journal the beef supply of the United States
has increased 100 por cent dnring the past 23
years; in i860 mere were za,uuu.uw cattle, in
1880,83.000,000. in 1888, 50,000,000. BuOhlshas
not lessened the cost of meat to the consumer.
On the contrary, cattle raisers and butchers
seem to proceed on the theory of the greater
the supply the higher the price should be in
the home markets. American beef brings more
in Pittsburg than in London.
Lafayette, Ind., was on Monday supplied with
natural gas for cooking purposes for the first
time. The gas is piped from Kempton, nearly
40 miles distant, and distributed through the 46
miles of pipe in the city. The schedule of rates
has been fixed by the Common Council, and is
50 per cent advance over the price charged at
Indianapolis under the trust plan. The plant
cost about S400.000 in round numbers, and sales
of stock have been made already at 130.
The Stock Mnrket Enjoying a Kip Tan
There may have been scenes of excitement
somewhere in this big country yesterday, but
nothing of the kind was visible at the Stock
Exchange. The 'only stocks that manifested
any activity were Pittsburg and Central Trac
tion and Electric, the sales of which were 135
shares. All were a trifle weaker. The rest of
the list showed no material variation from pre
vious quotations. One of the leading brokers
said he had been Informed of some secret
movements in the tractions, with a view of
strengthening the stocks, but be declined to
give particulars. Bids, offers and sales follow;
P. P.. S. ft M. Ex
Commercial ti. Bank..
Keystone Bank. Pitts.
Third Nat. Bank
Third Nat. Bank. Ay..
Armenia Ins. Co
Chartlers Vai. Gas Co.
Manufacturers Gas Co.
Nat. Gas Co. of W. Va.
People's Nat Gas
P. N. O. ftP. Co
Pennsylvania Gas Co..
NVheellnr Gas Co
Forest Oil Co
Washington OH Co....
43 tlrens' Traction
Pitts.. Y. ft Ash. It. Ii.
La Norla Mining Co...
Allegheny Co. Elec...
V. S. &Slg. Co
U. S. ft Slg. Co. pref.
rittv Cyclorama Co...
At the morning call 10 shares of Pittsburg
Traction brought 48, and 25 shares of Electric
523. In the afternoon 100 shares of Central
Traction sold at 31.
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 196,326 .shares. Including: Atchison.
11.615; Erie. 8,500; Louisville and Nashville!
5,330; Missouri Pacific, 5.100: Northwestern,
3,705; Northern Pacific, 11.625; Northern Pa
cific preferred, 13,510; Oregon Transcon tl
nental, 6,380: Pacific MaiL 4,725; Reading. 12..
890; St, Paul, 16,910; UnionPaciflc. 176.
L00E1KG TO THE FAEMEfiS.
They Will Soon Need Money to More
Their Bis Crops.
There was no change in the local money mar
ket yesterday. The requests for accommoda
tions were moderate in number and amount.
Counter business was fair, indicating consider
able activity in mercantile and manufacturing
circles. Manager Chaplin issued a good Clear
ing House statement, tne exchanges aggre
gating 11,701.000 55 and the balances 1257,837 89.
"Farmers will soon need money to move their
crops," remarked a bank President. "That
will necessarily bring about an Improvement
in the loan market, we are ready for It."
Money on call atxtew xorkyesterdaywas easy
at 2K5 per cent, last loan 2. closed at2ka
3. Prime mercantile paper,
exchange dnll but steady at
Prime mercantile paper, 6K. Sterling
dnll but steady at H MX for 60-dav
bills and H 8 fortiemand.
Opsins; Bond Qoototlons.
o,B. s,rer .- 11. It. ftT. Gen.Ss
u. . . coup L
U. .. 4s, reg. 1O0V
Mutual Union SS....101
N.J.c.lnu Cert.. .112
Northern Pac 1SU..H7
Northw't'n mniAli li&
FT M 1U piwn MhlL
PaclfioJsof'SS US -
-aiissoun s 1 iw;i
Oregon ft Tram. iu iikS
lenn. new svt. is. ...102
Tenn. new set. 3a 73
St. L. ftf.M. Gen. Ss 83
St. L.AS.K. Gen.M.118
Su Paul consols ....12s
St. PL Chi ft Hr 1it 1 17 J
Canada 80. 2(U 99
uen. j'acmcisis iif
Den, ft K..O., lsts.I29
Den. ft K. O. 4s TV
D.AB.G.West,lsts. 101 ,
Erie, ids 103
Tx., jPcL. O. Tr Ka. 91
UU1VU v UIS.....U&
West Shore Jfla
Yesterdays bond offerings SfgregatedSMt- j
THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH,
850, as follows: Registered 4s, S90.S60 at 128;
registered 4Xs, S150,00Oatl0o.
New Yoke Clearings, $130,873,235; balances,
Boston Clearings, S12,706,433; balances,
(1,450,438. Money at 3 per cent
Philadelphia Clearings, S10,2S7,704; bal
Baltimore Clearings. S2,029,422; balances,
London The amount of bullion gone into
the Bank of England on balance to-day is 6,-
PABis Three per cent rentes, 85f 40c for the
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
A PANIC IN OIL.
Tho Market Lets Go and Brokers
There was nothing in the oil market yester
day forenqon to attract particular attention,
but soon after the noon hour it began to wab
ble, and everybody felt as if something was
going to happen, and it did. Shortly before the
close the props were knocked from under the
foundation, and a brief period of grand and
lofty tumbling ensued, during which the price
dropped about S cents.
The-break was unexpected, and nobody at
the time seemed to know just what caused it.
It was one of those occurrences which are lia
ble to happen any time, with or without reason.
Afterward it was said the scare originated in
Oil City, where some of the big longs, tired of
carrying their loads, dumped quite freely. An
other report attnhuted the same thing to New
York. The reaction seems to have been general
and spontaneous, -and was probably due as
much to a desire to get out of the rut and open
the way for a new deal as anything else.
When the storm struck Pittsburg there was
a sudden pricking up of ears and opening of
months to take in the news and give vent to the
excitement which burst out like a flash. For a
little while there were no bulls. All nere
bears. Everybody wanted to sell. Nobody
thought of buying. Finally, when the lowest
point had been reached, a small buying move
ment set In, which had the effect of calming
the tempest and restoring order. The flurry
was of brief duration, but it was lively while it
It was a good day for the shorts, but, as they
are pretty well out of the market, they were
not In a condition to profit materially by the
opportunity. Trading was, therefore, compar
atively light. Puts and calls were so far apart
as to afford no Indication of what tc-dav will
bring forth, but it was the general opinion that
as there was no particular cause for the de
pression, it was of a temporary character, and
would most likely be succeeded by a reaction
thismorning. There were no'changesln the
general conditions of the market.
A broker remarked after the close: "There
is nothing in the market to cause this break.
What did it then; I am of the opinion that
the Standard has' resumed its old tactics. It
wants cheap oil tor refining. The market had
become too strong for 'it. Prices bung too
tenaciously above the dollar mark, and gave
evidence of going higher. This must be
stopped. A little Indicions selling could do
this. And this is what the monopoly probably
did. Of course there is po way to prove it, but
I believe the Standard engineered the slump of
to-day, and that, having regained control of
the market, it will hold on to it for some time
to come." Fluctuations and otherfeatures are
Tuesday's Oil Uanse.
Corrected dally by John if. Oasiey A Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened TOgtLowest 95 K
Highest lOOIC'losed D3K
Average runs 4S,:iS
Average shipments 74,247
Average charters 40,345
Kenned, New York, J.40C
Itellnerf, London. 5d.
Kenned, Antwerp, nr.
Kenned, Liverpool, e)jd.
A. B. McGrew 4 Co. quote: Pats, 93 to
92c; calls, 99J to 99c
Other Oil Markets.
On. CTTT.August 11 National transit certifi
cates opened at 99c: highest, SI OOV; lowest,
9$c; closed, 95Jc Bales, 448,000 barrels; clear
ances, 1.016,000 barrels; cnarters, 78,095 barrels;
shipments, 89,863 barrels; runs, 53,769 barrels.
Pittsbueo, August 13. Petroleum, weak;
national transit certificates opened at 99Kc;
closed at 95Jgc; highest, .11 OOJi; lowest, 95J?c
Bradford, August 13. National transit cer
tificates opened at 99Jc: closed at 95:
highest, SI OOJir lowest, 95c; clearances, 31000
TmjsvnxE, August 13. National" transit
certificates opened at 99c; highest, SI 00;
ivnvsk, M7glii UUIVU, WW.
New Tore, August 13. After remaining
dull but steady during the forenoon, the petro
leum market became weak, spot declining lj:c,
while September option fell 4c on bear ham.
merlng. The volnme of 1 sales, however, wis
comparatively light. The market opened steady
at 99c and after a light advance became
weak and closed weak at the lowest point
reached. Total sales, 993,000 barrels.
LANDS AND HOUSES.
latest Dickers In Eeal Estate Some Terr
Black & Baird sold for Mrs. O. A. Roland to
W. E. Banting a fine two-story brick residence,
situate No. 46 Poplar street, Allegheny, for
GeorgeS. Martin, 503 Liberty street, sold In
the Maplewood plan, 'Wilkinsburg, lot No. 3,
having a frontage of 40 feet on James street by
120 feet to Grant lane, for (400 cash, to Miss
Eliza Ann Roseman.
Reed B. Coyle & Co.. 131 Fourth avenue, sold
P. Liavella lot No. 29, In the Marlon Place plan,
Ewing 4 Byers, 107 Federal street, sold lots
Nos. 6 and 7, in Dr. Sloan's plan, on Fleming
avenue. Eleventh ward. Allegheny. 24x95 feet
each, through from street to street, to John
Dysert. for (725 cash.
Samuel W. Black & Co. sold for levin tr. Aran
Barrett a lot 25x100 feet on the south sldeoi
Brereton avenue, In the Denny plan, Thirteenth
They Hold Up Well Under Severe Hammer
ingThe Grangers Conspicuously .
Weak A Flurry In Sugar
Trust A Dull Close at
NkwYokk, August 13. The stock market
to-day was reactionary in its tendency, though
this was met by a continued good demand for
the leading speculative stocks, which resulted
In a feverish and Irregular market, with wide
and sudden fluctuations in a few specialties,
while the general list was traded In over a nar
row range of values. The London figures this
morning were again very much higher than
our figures of last evening, but the traders
were bent on a reaction, and the opening was
irregular, though generally higher, and the im
provement In some of the list extended to
K Per cent
The pressure upon the list, however, forced
off quotations In most cases to something be
low first prices, and the Chicago and East
Illinois stocks were as conspicuous for their
weakness to-day as they were yesterday for
awengm. t ane preierrea set the pace and after
opening up slightly at 107J It declined to 104
iiuu civu ai a Biigut rauy. The decline was
met by unexpected strength in tho Northern
Pacifies on rumors of a new scheme of a con
solidated mortgage at a lower rate of Interest
to relieve the company of part of Its interest
charges. There was also considerable demand
for Chicago Gas at rising prices, and the market
became dull and steady toward noon. The at
tack was resumed, however, and the weakness
in the Grangers became most prominent, with
St Paul and Burlington and Qulncy leading
Sugar Trust however, then indulged In some
rapid and wide vibrations, dropping to 107 and
quickly rising to 109J& the extreme prices of
the day: This was kept up till the dose, when
it was close to last evening's figure. The de
cision on the injunction was reserved and the
contest In the slock was very sharp. The Cleve
land, Columbus, Cincinnati and SL Louis stocks
were also in marked contrast to their course of
yesterday, being generally strong and the com
mon showed a material gain at the end of the
day. Lake Erie and .Western preferred was
weak. The last hour's trading was extremely
null and little or no movement took place, the
market finally closing .fairly steady at some
thing better than the lowest prices. Cleveland.
Columbus. Cincinnati and St Louis common is
ud Ki. Chicago and East SL Iionin r,r.,i 1.
down the common 1 and Lake Erie and
V ettern preferred 1
Dullness was again the principal feature of
the railroad bond market and the sales of all
Issues aggregated only 782.000. The move
ments throughout the day were small and un
interesting, though there was a firm to strong
tone and most o the Important changes are
advances this evening. Syracuse, Bingfiamton
and.New.York firsts rose 6, to 136IowiCentral
firsts 25$, to 88, and KnoxvlUe and Ohio firsts.
8, to 112.
The following table snows 'the prices ofactlve
stocks on the Sew York Stock Exchange yester
day. Corrected daily for Tm Dispatch by
Jv&II?5r5Txf5lu'i0?' old" Pittsburg mem
bers orflew York Stock Exchange, 57 Pourthave-
Am. Cotton On. ...... tax
Attn- Top. s. Jr..-.
ctaada joathora.'.'.'.;". H
Central or New Jersey.lU 112K 1
Chesaneake 4 Ohio.... ZSX
- Bur. A Oalnr.....lCHH
C., Alii. at. faul.... 72 H
V., 31U.& St. P.. pr....ll2jj
., KoctL sf 99
U.. St. L. ft Pitts 15
i. st. L. & pitts. pr.
C.. St. P..M.0...
C.. St.i.M.ftO., PL 8
U A 2orMiwestern....llIX
a, o., o. 4t I.-.7..... 7s3
ti, a. c & i., pr ,...i(KH
Col. Coal iron 25
Col. ft Boeklng Vai .. UH
UeJ.. L. ft W 1J6!
jjel. ft Hudson 147
Denver ft KloO I7X
K.I.. Va.ftOa.2dpf. ....
Illinois Central. 116K
Lake Erie 4 Western.. 1SS
Lake Erie ft West pr.. a
Lake Shore AM. 8 104H
Loulsvllleft Haihvllle. 69M
Mobile ft Ohio
Mo., Kan. ft Texas.... I1X
Missouri Pacific MM
New jforK Central 107)2
. t.. L. E. ft W 284
rj.if., L .ftW.. prefSO
IS . 19
-'a., i sou Li .... ....
A. ., c. at. L. nr.
N.X.. C. 48t.i,.Zdor
?. E UK MK
a. y.. o. ft tv i- is
Aorrolk ft Western..", is 161;
-Norfolk ft Western.pl. 82 M
Northern Pacific 29 30J
Nortnern Pacific oref. t!K 6S
UMoft Mississippi..... 22 23
Oregon Transcon. S3 3iii
PaeiflcMail 36 38
w. acc. 4c .nvans
Phlladel. ft Heading.. tif IKi X
. uiuuill uu UI
Itlcomona ft W. P. T.. 24
Klchmond ft W.P.T.pI SIX
St. P., Minn. 4 Man
Texas Pacific 2I!f
Wabash preferred sjif
".ora union eo bo-
Wheeling ft L. . 71 71 70
Sugar Trust 109
National Lead Trust.. 23
Chicago Gas Trust MK MX S8'a
Closing quotatlonaof Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. $7
Fourth avenue. Members Kew York Stock Ex
change. BM. Asked.
Pennsylvania Kailroad 82 621(
5dlng 227 7-16 22
l)nflalo,nttsburg ana 'Western 10 10
PUh Valley .... si 53
Lehigh .Navigation 42 $33
Jiormern Pacific 29 29
Northern Pacific preferred 67, 67
New Yobk. August 13. Amador. 100: Aspen,
600; Caledonia B.H., 305; Chollar, 26h Colorado
Central, 100; ConsolldatedlCalifornla and Vir
ginia, 700; Deadwood Ten, 145; Eureka Consoli
dated, 130; El Crlsto. 105; Gould fc Curry. 175:
Hale xorcross. 280: Homestake, 900; Horn
Silvjr. 115;Iron Silver, 175; Mexican. 290; Mutual,
140; North Belle Isle. 105; Ontario, 34.00; Ophir.
456; Plymouth, 450: Savage, 135; Sierra Nevada,
230; Standard. lOOr Union Consolidated. 270;
Ward Consolidated, 165; Yellow Jacket, 26U
Atoh. ftTop. It. K... 37
Boston ft Albany.. .217
Boston Maine..... 20
C.. a. 4Q. ....103
Cum. aan. ft Cleve. 24
Easterns. R 101
Eastern B. K. 6s ....Hi
Rutland preferred.. 40
Wis. Central'pr.... 60
Calumet ft Hecla....E4
i-ewaoie (new) I
Hell Telephone... .
Santa JTe copper...
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Two Incendiary fires were started In
wheeling simultaneously yesterday morning,
and only extinguished after great exertions
and a loss of 810, 00a
At New York the death watch has been
placed by the Sheriff on the five women murder
ers in the tombs. The men are Packenham,
Lewis (colored), Nolan, Giblin and Carolid,
who are sentenced to be hanged together
The Canadian Department of Fisheries has
received a copy of tbo written instructions
given by the commander ot the United States
cutter Rush to the prize officer who was placed
oi board of the schooner Black Diamond when
sle was seized In Behring Sea.
Fire Monday night destroyed the erecting
and machine shops of the Huntingdon, Pa"
Car Manufacturing Company, together with SO
cars In various stages of completion, entailing
a loss of about (30.000. Insured. The plant is
owned by New York capitalists.
, Assistant Librarian Scudder. of the Na
tional Museum, at Washington, the other day
received from a Florida land company the deed
of a town lot and a letter saying he could have
the property if he would send Jl 25 to pay for
recording the deed, which he did, and then
learned that the company had the recording
done by one of its clerks and pocketed the fee,
and as there are ten lots in each acre, the com
pany can get (12 60 an acre forits land by giving
it away. '
The decree of absolute divorce recently
granted to Mary E. Flack from her husband,
James A-Flack, Sheriff of New York county, was
yesterday on ber petition annulled and all pro
ceedings bad before the referee were set aside.
An order to this effect was granted by Judge
Bookstaver in the Court of Common Pleas on
the divorced woman's petition. In her affidavit
she stated that she bad never applied for a di
vorce, and first learned of the granting of the
decree from a newspaper reporter.
Eben S. Allen, lately President of the
Forty-second and Grand Street Ferry Railroad
Company, New York City, was arraigned before
Judge Glldersleeve yesterday. He pleaded
guilty to the count in the indictment charging
him with the over-Issue of stock. Lawyer Eus
tis. who appeared for Allen, asked that sen
tence db aeierrea ior so nours. J udge Glider
sleeve then remanded Allen for sentence until
Friday. Allen was taken back to the Tombs.
He will be arraigned later on the charge of
-J. Frank Collom. the young Minneapolis
attorney, who is charged with forgeries of the
name of his client 1. D. Blalsdell, for amounts
aKEreEaungoversju,w, was called for a pre
liminary hearing in the municipal court yester
day. The State would consent to no postpone,
ment and accordingly examination was waived.
The case now goes to the grand Jury. The bail
had been placed at (10,000 In each of the 11
cases. After argument it was this morning re
duced to S5L0CO in the aggregate, which, it is
expected, will be furnished by CoIIom's wealthy
It Is announced that during the coming Na
tional Encampment of the Grand Army of the
Republic at Milwaukee 1,000 company, battery
gun boat regimental brigade, division and
corps renmons will be held and places 01 meet
ing for this number have been secured. Tho
naval battle, which will be participated In by
the Michigan, and four revenue cutters and
fifty of herwater craft of various descriptions
besides thirty pieces of cannon and mortars'
regiments of the National Guard and divisions
of the Sons of Veterans, will be the chisf at
traction. The celebrated grain shortage case of
Sherman Br'S. & Co., at Buffalo, has now
reached a new and interesting phase, criminal
proceedings having been Instituted. Edward
C. Hawks, Vice-President of the International
Elevating Company, and one of the losers by
the operations of Sherman Bros. & Co., yester
day appeared before Jnstice King and swore
out criminal warrants against Stephen F. Sher
man, manager of the Associated Elevators,
and Edward C. Lovendce. his assistant The
warrants were four in number, one charging
Sherman and Loveridge jointly with grand
larceny in the first degree, and the three others
charging Stephen F. Sherman individually
with violations of sections 632 and 633 of the
irenai oae. ine warrants were handed to
the police, and Sherman was arrested. Lover
idge was arrested, and spent the night a pris
oner at police headquarters.
Near Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday last
three young negro men, driven to religious
frenzy by the exhortations of an old negro
named Tobias Jackson, who claims to be Daniel
the Prophet were persuaded to believe that
they were representatives - of Shadracb,
Meshach and Abednego, the Israelites who en
tered the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar, of
old. Under the influence of their new prophet
the negroes, Dan Williams, Peter Burtramp
and Bill Verdier, deliberately entered the gate
Of the Cunola of the Schlosa fnrnarn onrl
rushed Into the white beat of melting iron.
When they failed to come out, Jackson, the
prophet proclaimed that he saw them rising in
the air with the smoke, attended by angels, and
said they would revisit the earth again next
Sunday. The negroes propose to meet in church
next Sunday, and will continue in prayer all
day, Tobias Jackson leading, ana will await the
return of the three children of Israel.
1. C. Schegel, of Hersey,, Mich- says that
a man sent to Jackson prison for horse stealing
from TTnraAvnn & thrM wm' uittanM a mnna
i other than Tascott. He savs he-knows him
well and that the horse stealing was a plan to
get him into a safe place. Schegel went to
Warden Hatch with bis story and Hatch sent
him to Chicago. After a while Schegel re
turned and said that certain persons told blm
they kner Tascott was in Jackson prison and
offered him half the reward to keep It quiet.
Schegel refused, be said, and Instead engaged
a lawyer to look after the matter. In an Inter
view. Warden Hatch said: "I examined the
convict and found the resemblance startling so
far as I had beard of Tascott. He has the
same scars that are given as being on the Soell
murderer, with the exception that the one on
the leg In the published report of Tascott's ap
pearance was on the other leg of the convict.
The height Is the same; the complexion, size
and all corresponded, I do not know what to
make of the matter, but I shall take steps to
fully satisfy myself ot the Identity of tire man,"
A detective who arrived from. Jackson but
night says the convict is not Tascott. thnnr-h
taMssMaaM.lt Hres ' -."
. r t. ,-r '
! DOMESTIC MAEEETS.
GooMtatter Advanced Choice Eggs
Firm at Quotations.
VEGETABLES AMD FEUIT ACTIVE.
Cereal Eeceipts Large Oats and Wheat
Weal-, Corn Steady.
PACKAGE COFFEE FIEM, FLODB DOWH
Office of the Pittsbubo Dispatch,
Tuesday, August 13, 18S9. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Elgin creamery was advanced 2JJe tomcat
headquarters yesterday, and choice grades are
worth 22c here. Choice Ohio creamery is ac
tive at ontside quotations. Eggs are firm.
Western eggs are selling at 16c to 17c in New
York. Cheese market is easy In the East but
jobbers here report a firm market The ease
in the East is reported to be the result of spec
ulative movement on the part of buyers who
want to get Inside. Country produce Is active
at quotations, and choice stiff moves out
freely. A Liberty street commission man re-
forts sales of 700 barrels of potatoes yesterday,
caches are in good supply, but demand is
equal to supply.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2i22c; Ohio do,
1920c: fresh dairy packed,. 1516c; country
Beaks Navy hand-picked beans. (2 4002 60;
medium, (2 302 40.
Bees wax-S30c fl ft for choice; low grade,
Cidkk Sand refined, (6 507 50; common,
(3 504 00: crab cider, te OOgS 50 fl barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c fl gallon.
Cheese Ohio. 80; New York, 10c; Llm
burger, 89c: domestic Sweitzer, 9k12kc:
imported Sweitzer, 22Kc
California Fruits California peaches,
(2 00 f H-bushel box; Bartlett pears, (3 00
3 SO ft box; grapes, (2 bOQ3 00 a 20-pound box;
apricots, $2 00 a 4-basket case; plums, (1 75
Eoos 1516c fl dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, (1 502 00 fl barrel; pine
apples. SI 001 25 dozen: whortleber-
es, 75cSl 00 ft pall; blackberries, 58e
W quart; watermelons, (15 0020 00 fl hundred;
Delaware peaches, (1 251 50 per half-bushel
Feathers Extra live geese. 060c: No. 1,
do, 4045c: mixed lots, S035c ft ft.
Poultry Live spring chickens, 6060c V
pair; old, 7075c ft pair.
Seeds Clover, choice. 62 fts to bushel. S5 60
ft bushel; clover, large English. 62 fts (3 00;
clover, Alslke, (8 60; clover, white, 59 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, (1 5; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 fts, 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, (1 00;
orchard grass, 14 fts, (1 65; red top, 14 fts. (1 25;
millet 50 fts.ZU 00; German millet 60 fts,
SI 50; Hungarian grass, 60 fts, SI 00; lawn
pass, mixture of fine grasses, $2 50 ft bushel of
Tallow Country, Kc: city rendered, 4V
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy. (5 50
6 50 ft box: Messina oranges. $5 005 60 ft box:
rodl, (4 505 00: bananas, $2 00 firsts, SI 25 good
seconds, ft bunch; cocoanuts, H 004 50 ft
hundred; new figs, 89c ft ft; dates, 6H6jC
Vegetables Potatoes, SI 251 50 ft barrel;
tomatoes, home-grown, (1 251 50 ft bushel;
wax beans. (1 fl bushel; green beans, 6075c ft
bushel; cucumbers. home-raised, (1 50 ft bushel;
radishes, 25040c ft dozen; home-grown, cab
bages, 50c ft bushel; new celery, home-grown,
50c ft dozen; sweet potatoes, (4 0004 50 ft barrel.
Green coffee bas advanced 0 points in New
York within a day or two, and packages should
belc higher than quotations in the view of
leading Jobbers. As yet no advance in pack
ages is reported. Peaberry and Caracas coffees
are unusually scarce, especially fine grades.
Sugars are fairly steady at the recent decline,
and there Is no likelihood of a further decline
In the near future.
Greek Coffee Fancy Rio, 21X22Xc;
choice Rio. 19,90c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Rio,
l&K19c; old Government Java, 26c: Mara
caibo, 2223c; Mocba. Z72Sc: Santos. 1922Kc;
Caracas. 20022c: peaberry, Rio, 2224c; La
Roasted (la papers) Standard brands,
Z2Kci high grades. 24K0r26!c: old Government
Java, duik. ai&iiiici Aiaracaibo,
Santos, 20K22Xc; peaberry. 25Jc:
choice Rio. 23Kc: prime Rio. 21kc: good Rio.
21c; ordinary, 2UHc
Spices (whole) Cloves, 21025c: allspice, 8c;
cassia. 6c: pepper, 16c; nutmeg, 70080c
PetroLeuu (jobbers' prices) 110 test 7c:
Ohio. 120. 8Kc; headlight 150 SJfc; water
white. 10c: globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine,
Uc; royaline, 14c
STBUP3 Com syrups, 2629c: choice sugar
syrups, 33038c: nrime sugar syrup, 30033c;
strictly prime, 8335cj new maple syrup. 90c
n.Kj. juuiiAssits r aucy, uc; cnoice, 10c; me
dium, 43c: mixed, 4042c
Soda Bl-carb in kegs. 3-4c; bi-carb in Ks,
6c; bl-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lc;do granulated. 2c
Candles Star, full weight 9c; stearlne, ft
set 8r;paraffine. 11012c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Kc: choice, (&i6
7c; prime. 6K6Jic; Louisiana, 606Wc
Starch Pearl, Sc; cornstarch, 67c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon
don layers, (3 10; California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels, (2 25: California Muscatels,
SI 85: Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia, 7K8c;
snltana, 8Kc; currants, 4K5c: Turkey prunes,
405c; French prunes. 8X013c; Salonica
prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c; cocoanuts, ft 100.
(6 00; almonds, Lan., per ft. 20c: do Ivica, 19c;
do shelled. 40c: walnuts, nap . 12j015c: Sicily
filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12013c: new dates,
5K06c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, 11015c; citron,
per ft. 21022c; lemon peel, fl ft, 13011c; orange
dries buits Appies. sliced, per ft 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6&06ic: apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15018c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 22023c; peaches, California evaporated.
unpareu, auic; oneirics, pitteu, Zl$2zc;
cherries, unpitted, 506c: raspberries, evapor
ated, 24024Vc; blackberries, 708c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 8c; powdered, 9c: granu
lated, 8c; confectioners' A, 8kc; standard
A. 8c; soft whites. 88c: yellow, choice,
7c; yellow, good, 7K08c; yellow, fair, 73c;
yellow, dark, 7Vc
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), (4 50; medi
um, half bbls (6001, (2 75.
Salt-No. 1, ft bbL 95c: No. 1 ex. W bbl, (1 05,
dairy, ft bbl. (1 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl. (1 20;
Higglns' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, S3 80, Hlgglns'
Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches SI 80
1 90; 2ds SI 3001 35; extra peaches. SI 5001 90;
pie peaches, 90c; finest corn, S101 60; Hid. Co.
corn, 70090c: red cherries, 90c(l; Lima beans,
(1 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75085c; mar
rowfat peas. (1 1001 15: soaked peas. 70075c;
pineapples, SI 400(1 60; Bahama do, S3 75, dam
son plums, 95c; greengages, (1 25; egg plums,
S2; California pears, ti 50; do greengages, (2; do,
egg plums. S2; extra, white cherries. S2 90: red
cherries, 2 fti 90c; raspberries, (1 4001 60:
strawberries. (1 10; gooseberries. (1 3001 40;
tomatoes, 82K092c; salmon. 1-ft, $ 7502 10;
blackberries, 80c; succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked,
99c; do green, 2 fts, (1 2501 50; corn beef. 2-ft
cans. (2 05; 14-ft cans, S14 00; baked beans. SI 45
01 50; lobster. 1-ft, SI 7601 80; mackerel, 1-ft
cans, broiled. (1 60: sardines, domestic Vfs.
(4 5004 60; sardines, domestic X. -SS 2508 50;
sardines, imported. Vt, (11 60012 60, sardines,
imported, Ks. Sit; sardines, mustard, S4 60; sar
dines, sntced. SI 50.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, (36 ft
bbL; extra No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore. S32: extra No. 1 An tna.uri
(36: No. 2 shore mackerel, (21 Codfish Whole
pollock, 4Jc ft ft:" do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips. 6c; do
George's cod in blocks. 6K07kc Herring
Round shore, 85 00 ft bbl; split (7 00; late,
S2 00 ft 100-ft half bbl. White fish. 57 00 ft 100
ft half bbl. Lake trout S5 50 ft halt bbL
Finnan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut 13c
ft ft. Pickerel, ii barrel, (2 00; K barrel, SI 10;
Potomao herring, (5 00 ft barrel, 82 50 ft
OATMEAIK 8006 60 bbl.
Minirs' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6557c
rlgaUdn. Lard oil, 75c
Grala, Flonr and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 45 cars, making a total of 03 cars for
the first two days of the week. By Fittsbunr.
Fort Wayne and Chicago, 6 cars of oats. 2 of
wheat, 1 of hay. 1 of husks. 3 of flour. 1 of rye.
By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis, 3 cars
of hay, 7 of corn, 3 of wheat, 9 of oats. By Bal
timore and Ohio, lot car hay. By Pittsburg
and Lake Erie. 3 of oats, 1 of flonr. 3 of rye,
1 of wheat. There were no sales on call. Oats
are weak on account of liberal receipts. Prices
of new bay are scarcely established, but drift is
downward. The same Is true of wheat and
flour. Corn and mill feed are firm at quota
tions. The visible supply of corn one year ago
was 2,000,000 bushels greater than now. No
bull moveniont In cereals outside of corn is
likely to pan out this season from present out
look. New extra No. 3 white oats were sold at
private sale at -SKc Flonr Is on the decline.
Wholesalers are reluctant to reduce prices, but
truth demands that for a day or two there baa
been some cutting on the part of jobbers, and"
in accordance with lrresistlblo facts we reduce
our quotations 25o per barrel.
WHEAT-Jonblng prices New No. 2 red,
Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, 4546c; high mixed
ear. 4444jc; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 42tSo;
high mtxeu. shelled, 410i2c: mixed, shelled,
. JS!-NS a -wh,te 3-K832c: extra. No. 8.
80K31e; No. 3 white; new. 28K30e: No. 2
white, new, 28K29c; extra No. 3. new. 2728c;
mixed, new. 2425c; mixed oats. 25Ka27Vc-
RT No.1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 51e2c;
-A Wwtera,'ifcc; new rye No. 2 Onto,
8c -f,;.(Jri ,
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
Sring patents, $0 506 00; winter straight
7505 00; clear winter, (4 600475; straight
XXXX bakers'. (4 004 25; Rye flonr, S? 60
Mdllfesd Middlings, fine white. S13 60
15 00 ft ton; brown middlings, SU 50012 00; win
ter wheat bran, (11 00 11 25; chop feed, (15 B0
Hay Baled timothy, choice. tU 60014 75;
No.ldo, (1?501375; No. 2 do, SU 00012 50;
loose from wagon, (18 00018 00; new bay crop,
S10 00014 00, according to quality: No. 1 up
land prairie, (9 0009 50; No. 2, (7 6008 00; pack
ing do, (6 0006 5 50.
Straw Oats, SS 60; wheat and rye straw,
S3 5006 00. '
Sugar-cured bams, large, HKc; sugar-cured
bams, medium, 12c, sugar-cured hams, small,
12c: sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders. 9c; sugar-cured California hams.
8c: sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9c; sugar
cured dried beef sets. lOKc suirar-cured dried
beef rounds, 12c; bacon shoulders. BJfc; bacon
clear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, 8&c; dry
salt shoulders. 6c; dry salt clear sides, 8c.
Mess pork, heavy, $13 00; mess pork, family,
S13 60. Lard Refined In tierces. 6c: half
barrels. 6c; 60-ft tubs, BVc: 20-ft pails, 7c: 60-ft
tin cans, 6c: 3-ft tin pails: 7c; 5-ft tin palls;
7c; 10-ft tin palls, 6c; 5-ft tin pails. 7c; 10-ft
tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long, 6c; large,
6c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless hams, 10c
Pigs feet half barrel, S3 50; quarter barrel,
Armour A Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550
fts,5c;550to650fts.6c: 650 to 750 fts, 6Xc
Sheep, 8c fl ft. Lambs, 10c ft ft. Hogs, 6Vc
Fresh pork loins, 8Kc
Wben baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
Wben she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children.sie gave them Castoria
IOR SALE-S225.000 GENERAL MORT
GAGE BONDS OF THE
FEDERAL ST. AND PLEASANT VALLEY
PASSENGER RAILWAY CO.
The entire issue being $300,000 on the prop
erty and franchises of the company, including
all its consolidated lines, $75,000 being retained
by the Fidelity Tile and Trust Company, of
Pittsburg, trustee, with which to pay $75,000 of
a prior issue at maturity. Bonds are for (1.000
each, payable in 30 years, free of all taxes.
Interest at 6 percent, payable semi-annually,
beginning July 1, 1889, Proposals forall or any
part of these bonds will be received by the
Treasurer of the company up to and including
the 31st day of August and allotments made
thereunder accrued interest must be added to
the price of bonds. At from (U3 68 to (105
these bonds will yield from i to 4 6-10 per cent
The company reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
For further information address the Treas
urer. R. F. RAMSEY.
95 Fifth Ave- Pittsburg, Pa,
THERE CAN BE
As to where you should buy
if economy is the object you
have in view.
Cash and Credit House,
923 and 925 Penn Ave.,
is the house for you to pat
ronize, if you want to save
money, and get dependable
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512 AND SI4 SMITHFIELD STREET.
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Accounts solicited. Issue Circular Letters
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Available In all patts of the world. Also Issue
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Sad and sorrowfully glance into the fntnre
many sick persons who suffer pain and who
fled an early grave through mistaken treat
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that my celebrated all-German remedies can
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met who said: "I was not a day without medi
cine and grew worse every day." They are cor
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previously undertaken my remedy has cured in
a short time. My remedies cure, in fact, most
of the chronic diseases where no other medi
cine gives help. Sally sick persons come to
me and complain that they have spent 150, 1100,
11,000 among doctors, but were not 5 cents'
worth better. Wben these doctors had received
the money they left the city by moonlight.
Thousands In Pittsburg and vicinity have been
cured within a year by my wonderful remedies.
Look at tbe following, a few of those who were
cured in as many weeks as they were years sick.
Mr. Warner, chronic rheumatism, 2 years.
Mr. H. Conrad, chronic diarrhoea, 2 years.
Miss Weaver, epilepsy, s years.
Mrs. Emmler, eye trouble, nearly bllndO years.
Mrs. L. Mabone suffered t years wltn spinal dis
ease, nervousness and liver trouble, leading to
Mrs. Dickson, asthma, 10 years.
31tss Johnson, dropsy. S years.
Mrs. Ounther, cancer. 2years.
Mrs. Klenmannsnlreredtwo years with terrible
cramps. She is cured and suffers no more.
II tbe disease Is not to he recognized by any
other evidence, then tbe urine Is the best means
ot diagnosis; It shows what and where the trouble
Is. As soon as It leaves Its normal straw color,
you tnould not fail to use my celebrated remedies
and be cured from the very root of the trouble.
Mrs. ST. X. Kuxuis,
To be seen In tbe Invalid's Home, Ho. HI Center
ave., Pittsburg. Certificates are open for Inspec
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case of blood poison which obstinately resisted
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Swift's Specific cured me of terrible Tetter,
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Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed
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EXTRACT OF BEEF.
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This is now conceded to be the best In the
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CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE,
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And with the bright appetizing flavor ot fresh
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Is a Chinese physician; owing to American laws)
be cannot practice medicine, so he-has pre
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remedies, new to America, but old in China,
which effect cures that are considered miracu-1
Ions. He charges nothing for examination, con
sultation or advice. A friendly talk with Oun
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quick to act. harmless in effect and certain to
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suffering from follies or excesses, qnicldy re-i
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Gun Wa has hundreds of testimonials from i
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circular on Cancer.Tumors, Tape Worm, Rhea-i
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814 PENN AVENUE, PITTSBURG, PA
As old residents know ana back flies of Pitts
burg papers prove, is the oldest established,
and most prominent physician In the city, de
voting special attention to all chronic diseases.
MCDflllCan1 mental diseases, physical.
llCn V UUO decay.nervons debility, lack ot
energy, ambition and hope, impaired mem
ory, disordered sight, self distrust.bashf ulness,
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, emotions, im
poverished blood, failing powers,organic weak
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BLOOD AND SKIN
blotches, falling hair, bones pains, glandular
swellings, ulcerations or tongue, moutD.tnroat,
ulcers, old sores, are cured-tor life, and blood,
poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
1 1 R I M A R V kidQey ana bladder aerange
Unillttn I j raents, weak back, gravel, ca
tarrhal discharges. Inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment,
prompt relief and real enres.
Dr. Whittier's life-long, extensive experi
ence. Insures scientific and reliable treatment
on common-sense principles. Consultation
free. Patients at a distance as carefully treated,
as If here. Office hours 9 A. M. to 8 P. x. Sun
day, 10 A. M. to 1 P. K. only. DR. WHITTIER,
SllPenn avenue. Pittsburg. Pa.
GRAY'S SPECIFIC MEDICINE
LOSS OF MEMORY.
Full particulars In pamphlet
sent free. The genuine Gray's
Specific sold by druggists only la
yellow wrapper. Price, ft per
package, or six for S3, or bvmall
tWi T W on receipt of price, bv aadress-
np TI1E GKAY MEU1UNK CO., Buffalo. Hi X
Sold In Pittsburg by 3. S. HULLA-ND. corner
Bmithflelit and Liberty sts. aptt-sj
SPECIALISTS In aU cases re-
Sulring scientific and conflden
a! treatment! Dr. S. K, Lake,
M. R. C. P. S., is the oldest and
most experienced specialist In
tbe city. Consultation free and
strictly confidential. Odea
hours V to 4 and 7 to 8 P. jr.; Sundays. 2to4p.
M. Consult them personally, or write. Doctob
Lake. 908 Penn aye., Pittsburg, Pa.
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